Lady Gaga has penned a letter about new Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, which was shot during the time when her fifth studio album Joanne was being made.
In the documentary, the pop star is seen openly discussing personal issues around her romantic life, health, family and fashion.
“With Gaga: Five Foot Two I found myself witnessing myself in a way I am unable to see on my own,” she wrote in the message posted on Twitter.
“I felt proud, I felt sadness, I felt empowered, I felt vulnerable… but what struck me the most was the film’s authenticity in the way Chris, the director, chose to show my lowest lows, my highest highs, and the close relationship with my family that I clung to fiercely while writing my album Joanne.
“I write Joanne to help understand my physical and emotional pain through my family’s history of the death of my aunt at a young age in 1974 of the auto-immune disease Lupus. I wrote Joanne to heal me and find the strength to power through everything, with the determination I learned from my Italian immigrant family.”
Gaga continued by writing that although it is “surreal, happy and also hard”, she was “touched” that the documentary revealed how fame is “not all it’s cracked up to be”.
“It is lonely, it is isolating, and it is very psychologically challenging because fame changes the way you’re viewed by people. For me, it feels very unnatural, but complicated because I know it is my destiny to be a performer,” she said.
“Yet I am so humbled by the side of fame that breeds love from the world, the voice I’ve been given by my fans to spread messages of empowerment and equality, the fortunate life it’s brought to me and my family and how we can now give to others in need.”
You can read the full letter below via Gaga’s Twitter account:
Gaga: Five Foot Two, directed by Chris Moukarbel, is available to watch now on Netflix.
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